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A tale of two cities: How one respiratory therapist combated COVID-19 — and his own fears — in Savannah and Boston

When the first cases of the novel coronavirus arrived in Chatham County, Georgia, alumnus Rafael Agosto (’03), who has been a respiratory therapist at St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital in Savannah for 17 years, had to recalibrate his approach to lung care.

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Georgia Southern student wins Next Generation of Campus Rec writing contest

Working with Campus Recreation and Intramurals (CRI) at Georgia Southern University not only inspired Samantha Estep to pursue a degree in exercise science, but it also encouraged her to write an article that was selected as the grand prize winner of the inaugural Next Generation of Campus Rec writing contest.

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Georgia Southern’s Q1 2020 Economic Monitor: Pandemic slams regional economy, outlook remains murky

Georgia Southern’s Q1 2020 Economic Monitor: Pandemic slams regional economy, outlook remains murky

Governmental response to the pandemic shuttered much of the regional economy toward the end of the first quarter of 2020, stated Michael Toma, Ph.D., Fuller E. Callaway professor of economics, in Georgia Southern University’s Q1 2020 Economic Monitor. Economic growth ground to a halt as seven of the eight indicators of current economic activity in the region fell. Significant declines were recorded in airplane boardings, hotel sales and port activity.

Synergy of Seven

Armstrong Campus seniors show their work in online gallery show

Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus is hosting the senior art exhibition “Synergy of Seven.” It is a unique collaborative show with the artwork of Winter Anderson, Claire Chandler, Dawnesha Harrington, Patrice Jackson, Lindsey Porter, Jessica Pham and Asia Rogers-Lee. The senior exhibition originally scheduled to be in the Fine Arts Gallery on the Armstrong Campus is available to view online now through June 5.

Preserving history: Georgia Southern anthropology faculty, students to investigate Civil War battlefields

Few Civil War battlefield sites relating to Gen. William T. Sherman’s march through Georgia have been investigated archaeologically or preserved, but Georgia Southern University anthropology professor Ryan McNutt, Ph.D., is hoping to change that by leading a project that will uncover and preserve two skirmish sites in Jenkins and Burke counties.